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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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Western New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit was better than I expected it to be. Loved that many original furnishings were still there. Gardens and view were beautiful. Also loved the Pullman car.

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Phila.,Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds , goat farm , makes awesome goat cheese, Pullman car fresh flowers throughout the house

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have gone to Hildene each year when we visit Manchester in February. It is quiet, peaceful and a real find off the hub-bub of the Stratton Mountain crowd. Walk the grounds in peace!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The authenticity of the house, with its impressive focus on originality, was great. It was was easy to be transported back in time to see how the son of Abraham Lincoln and his children lived a hundred years ago. The ticket prices were excessive, given what there is to see. It seems like a good place to rent for a... More

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Boucherville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went through the house on a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide told us dozens of anecdotes about the family who occupied the house for generations - and they were quite an interesting bunch of individuals. The interior is really beautiful and wonderfully restored, with impressive wallpaper, drapery. and marvelous antiques - each with their own little... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I love to visit historical places like the Hildene. We were amazed with the beauty of the property. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. It was the finale of our vacation to Manchester Vermont and it was worth our time.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We attended a wedding at the Hildene and it is a beautiful facility with excellent food and staff. This is a historical site that one can visit for tours but it is also available for private events.

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New City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Lincoln Family Home was built in 1905, by Abraham Lincoln’s only child to survive to adulthood, Robert Todd Lincoln. Robert was the chairman of the Pullman Company and called this place home. The house is located in Manchester, Vermont and is well preserved and filled with Lincoln family history. The stove pipe hat that Abraham Lincoln wore is on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Historic property with groomed x-country and snowshoeing trails - Great fun, beautiful property with an interesting history. We can't wait to go back!

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After thinking about it for years, we finally visited Hildene a few days ago. Just excellent. Interesting home of Lincoln, beautiful views, friendly staff - glad we went.

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